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James Washington Blackard

Clergyman , educator

James Washington Blackard, American clergyman, educator. member General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1910 and 1930; member General Board Education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1910-1914; member General Board Church Extension, since 1930; member 6th Ecumenical Conference, Atlanta, Georgia., 1931.; Mason.

Background

Blackard, James Washington was born on February 8, 1857 in Madison Company, Tennessee, United States. Son of Wiley Freeman and Matilda (Wilie) Blackard.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Union U., Jackson, Tennessee, 1882. Doctor of Divinity, Young Harris (Georgia) College, 1900.

Career

Successively, pastor Big Sandy (Tennessee), Henderson, Dresden, Somerville, McKenzie, Hickman (Kentucky), Trenton, St. John’s Church, Memphis. Presiding elder Jackson, Tennessee, 1901-1905, Paducah, Kentucky, 1905-1909, Brownsville, 1909-1913. Pastor Union Avenue Church, Memphis, 1913-1914, 1st Church, Fulton, Kentucky, 1914-1916, 1st Church, Dyersburg, 1916-1920, Hays Avenue Church, Jackson, 1920-1922.

President Lambuth College, 1920-1924, became president of the board of trustees, 1919, then emeritus. Trustee McFerrin School, McTyeire Institute Delaware Ecumenical Conference, London, 1901. Member General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1910 and 1930.

Member General Board Education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1910-1914. Member General Board Church Extension, since 1930. President Conference Board Education, 1918-1922, secretary, since 1924.

Presiding elder Jackson District, 1926-1930. Formerly endowment secretary Lambuth College. Member 6th Ecumenical Conference, Atlanta, Georgia., 1931.

Membership

Member General Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1910 and 1930. Member General Board Education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1910-1914. Member General Board Church Extension, since 1930.

Member 6th Ecumenical Conference, Atlanta, Georgia., 1931.

Connections

Married Louiza White, December 27, 1883. Children: Wiley W. (deceased), Warner M. (deceased), Mistress Lucile Hofstead, William F., James R. (deceased), Charles G., Embree H. Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church.

father:
Wiley Freeman Blackard

mother:
Matilda (Wilie) Blackard

spouse:
Louiza White

child:
Wiley W. Blackard (deceased)

child:
Warner M. Blackard (deceased)

child:
Mistress Lucile Hofstead Blackard

child:
William F. Blackard

child:
James R. Blackard (deceased)

child:
Charles G. Blackard

child:
Embree H. Ordained ministry Mechanical Engineering Ch Blackard